New York Attorney General Letitia James today continued her statewide ‘HealNY’ tour of New York state with a stop in Utica, where she announced that she will deliver up to $17.5 million to the Mohawk Valley to combat the opioid epidemic. The funds come from different settlements Attorney General James has negotiated following her March 2019 lawsuit against the various manufacturers and distributors responsible for the opioid crisis. Attorney General James’ tour will make stops in dozens of New York counties throughout the month of October, with up to $1.5 billion in funds going to counties across New York state.
“Over the last two decades, the Mohawk Valley has not been spared from the pain and devastation the opioid crisis has inflicted on our state, but, today, we are beginning to heal New York by announcing that we will be delivering up to $17.5 million into the Mohawk Valley to invest in prevention, treatment, and recovery programs,” said Attorney General James. “With these funds, I know we can turn the tide on the opioid crisis and help communities rebuild. While no amount of money will ever bring back all that we have lost to this epidemic, we can hold the various manufacturers and distributors responsible and invest these funds in preventing any future destruction.”